States and Markets

2nd Edition

Author: Susan Strange

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826473899

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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An Introduction to International Political Economy Susan Strange, formerly University of Warwick. Professor Strange was well known for her unorthodox and stimulating views on the international political economy. Here she provides the student and scholar with a new model synthesising politics and economics by means of a four-faceted structural analysis of the effects of any kind of political authority (including states) on markets, and, conversely, of market forces on states. This refreshingly new framework of analysis is an ideal introductory text.

States and Markets

A Primer in Political Economy

Author: Adam Przeworski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521535243

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

View: 9685

Introduces the reader to the concepts and tools for studying relations between states and markets.

Freedom and Growth

The Rise of States and Markets in Europe, 1300-1750

Author: Stephan R. Epstein

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415152082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 223

View: 7250

This book examines whether different kinds of 'freedoms' (absolutist, parliamentary and republican) caused different economic outcomes, and shows the effect of different political regimes on long term development.

Building States and Markets

Enterprise Development in Central Asia

Author: G. Özcan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230296955

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

View: 1588

The transition economies of Central Asia are faced with the most daunting challenge of modern capitalism: the move from vassal pseudo-states of the former Soviet Union to competitive nations. This book is the first to explore the first 15 years of economic emergence, and assess the capabilities of these countries to transform their economies.

States and Markets in Hydrocarbon Sectors

Author: Andrei V. Belyi,Kim Talus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137434074

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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Research on the role of states and markets in the hydrocarbon sector is highly topical in contemporary International Political Economy. This edited collection will approach this subject from a broader perspective, investigating the very essence of the interaction between the state and the market and how this varies on a regional basis.

Beyond States and Markets

The Challenges of Social Reproduction

Author: Isabella Bakker,Rachel Silvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135972389

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Seeking to extend our understanding of the contemporary global political economy, this book provides an important and original introduction to the current theoretical debates about social reproduction and argues for the necessity of linking social reproduction to specific contexts of power and production. It illustrates the analytic value of the concept of social reproduction through a series of case studies that examine the implications of how labor power is reproduced and how lives outside of work are lived. The issues examined in countries including the Ukraine, Chile, Spain, Nepal, India and Indonesia, consist of: Human trafficking and sex work Women and work Migration, labor and gender inequality Micro-credit programs and investing in women Health, biological reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies The book lends a unique perspective to the understandings of transformation in the global political economy precisely because of its simultaneous focus on the caring and provisioning of the everyday and its relationships to policies and decisions made at the national and international levels of both formal and informal institutions. With its multi-disciplinary approach, this book will be indispensable to students and scholars of International Political Economy, Development Studies, Gender or Women’s Studies, International Studies, Globalization and International Relations.

Building States and Markets After Communism

The Perils of Polarized Democracy

Author: Timothy Frye

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521734622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 3757

"Timothy Frye's Building States and Markets After Communism is a superb addition to the growing literature on the political economy of postcommunism. Frye develops a powerful and original model to explain the level of comprehensiveness and coherence of economic reform in 25 postcommunist countries. Frye subjects his theory to a variety of empirical tests, using evidence from surveys of business people in the region, data on economic performance, and thorough case studies of Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, and Uzbekistan. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book will stand as an authoritative analysis of the political and economic development of the postcommunist region."- Thomas F. Remington, Emory University "Frye's account of the diverse fortunes of postcommunist states distinguishes itself through attention to a critical intervening political mechanism: the greater or lesser partisan polarization around questions of economic reform that shapes the behavior of politicians, economic producers, and voters in the postcommunist polity. Frye also explains how polarization comes about, is reproduced at the micro-level in the investment behavior of firms, and persists overtime. Such quantitative analysis is complemented by meticulous case studies highlighting the empirics of centrifugal and centripetal political competition and its political-economic consequences. This carefully crafted investigation will command the attention of anyone who plans to study the political economy of postcommunism."- Herbert Kitschelt, Duke University Tim Frye's book provides a major new perspective on the political economy of investment and growth in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. His analysis of the effects of party system polarization pushes well beyond earlier theories of partial and inconsistent market reforms. His theoretical claims are built on an impressive combination of econometric analysis, original survey research, and new case studies. This ground-breaking study makes a significant contribution to our understanding of postsocialist countries and will be an important point of reference for analyses of economic reform in other parts of the developing world."- Robert Kaufman, Rutgers University "Drawing on his deep knowledge of the postcommunist experience, Tim Frye demonstrates that history can overwhelm attempts to get the institutions right. Conceptually bold and meticulously researched, Building States and Markets After Communism should be read by anybody who wants to understand the political economy of economic reform."- ScottGehlbach, University ofWisconsin, Madison "Timothy Frye makes a signal contribution to the study of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and to the political economy of reform, with this study of how political polarization explains the distinct patterns of economic reform and growth since the fall of communism."- Philip Keefer, Development Research Group, The World Bank.

Recasting Egalitarianism

New Rules for Communities, States and Markets

Author: Samuel Bowles,Herbert Gintis,Erik Olin Wright

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859842553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 397

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Two prominent economists lead a debate to redistribute wealth. In Recasting Egalitarianism, part of Verso's Real Utopias series, economists Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis diagnose the current malaise of the Left as a result of the obsolescence of its traditional economic models. They propose to rejuvenate the egalitarian project through a strategy of asset-based redistribution, drawing in novel ways on markets, competition, state regulation and community governance. In this major work on economic and social policy, the authors address the twin challenges posed by a globally integrated economy and the key economic roles now played by information, motivation, and other intangibles. They propose an egalitarian redistribution of assets - land, capital, and housing - and argue for the beneficial disciplining effects of competition both in markets and among publicly-funded service providers, pointing out that the injustices commonly associated with markets can be avoided if assets are more equally distributed. The lead essay in the book lays out the underlying logic of this proposal in some detail. This is followed by responses by critics and supporters. Contributors include: Harry Brighouse, Michael Carter, Steve Durlauf, Paula England, David Gordon, Daniel M. Hausman, Karla Hoff, Andrew Levine, Elaine McCrate, Karl Ove Moen, Ugo Pagano, John E. Roomer, Peter Skott, Michael Wallerstein, Erik Olin Wright.

States Or Markets?

Neo-liberalism and the Development Policy Debate

Author: Christopher Colclough,James Manor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198288114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

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This volume examines the usefulness of neo-liberal theory and its prescriptions for tackling problems in developing countries, ranging through agriculture, industry, education, and health. It considers the impact of neo-liberal theory on the poor and on women, and assesses the neo-liberal record on trade, and financial and structural adjustment problems.

The University, State, and Market

The Political Economy of Globalization in the Americas

Author: Robert A. Rhoads,Carlos Alberto Torres

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804751698

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 8041

This is an examination of the complex relationships among universities, states, and markets in light of the growing influence of globalization.

Commerce in Culture

States and Markets in the World Film Trade

Author: A. Flibbert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230607276

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 6138

Commerce in Culture is an innovative study of how states have responded to the globalization of the film sector. Concerned with more than film content or substance, the book exposes the ongoing political and economic struggles that shape cultural production and trade in the world. The historical focus is on Hollywood's engagement with rivals and partners in two leading developing countries, Egypt and Mexico, beginning with the birth of their national film industries in the late 1920s. State and market institutions evolved differently in each context, acting like national prisms to mediate international competition and produce distinctive results. As filmmaking has become a dynamic focal point in the new economy, Commerce in Culture reveals a vital but neglected part of the global terrain.

Between State and Market

Mass Privatization in Transition Economies

Author: Ira W. Lieberman,Stilpon Nestor,Raj M. Desai

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821339473

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

View: 3595

IFC Discussion Paper No. 32. Over the years, demand for education at all levels in Kenya has greatly outpaced supply, a gap that has been reduced by private schools catering to the needs of a wide range of socioeconomic groups. This gap will widen further unless the private sectors role is expanded, but private educational institutions face a number of serious constraints, primarily stemming from lack of adequate finance and, in many cases, limited management skills. This paper reviews the market and its constraints and focuses on conditions under which private financial institutions and the International Finance Corporation might play a useful role in the sector. Annexes include 1996 operating costs of Kenya's academic, technical, and vocational schools.

State and Market

State Intervention in Agricultural Exchange in a Dry Region of Tamil Nadu, South India

Author: Barbara Harriss-White

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company


Category: Agriculture and State

Page: 360

View: 1384


Commerce in Culture

States and Markets in the World Film Trade

Author: Andrew J. Flibbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781403983800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 4282

Presents a study of how states have responded to the globalization of the film sector. This book exposes the ongoing political and economic struggles that shape cultural production and trade in the world. It focuses on Hollywood's engagement with rivals and partners in two countries, Egypt and Mexico.

Community, State, and Market on the North Atlantic Rim

Challenges to Modernity in the Fisheries

Author: Richard A. Apostle

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802007452

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

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A study of North Norway and Atlantic Canada, two regions experiencing severe crisis due to over-exploitation of fishing resources. The book examines the implications of common market integration, privatized resource management, and small business development policies for fishery dependent communities. 30 illustrations.

States and Markets

Sociology of Public Policy in Canada

Author: Susan A. McDaniel,Seong-gee Um

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195442809

Category: Canada

Page: 256

View: 6537

Series: a href=""Themes in Canadian Sociology/aThis concise yet comprehensive sociological overview of public policy in Canada explores a range of important issues - such as demographic shifts, globalization, changes in the economy and labour markets, taxation, and more - offering students an informed look at the forces shaping public policytoday.

State and Market in Higher Education Reforms

Trends, Policies and Experiences in Comparative Perspective

Author: Hans G. Schuetze,Germán Álvarez Mendiola,Diane Conrad

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 946091800X

Category: Education

Page: 235

View: 873

Universities have never been static. Even so, it is fair to say they have experienced a most radical transformation in the past twenty years. During this period, the role and responsibility of the state generally have been broadly limited while allowing ‘market forces’--private ownership and control--more influence. But even where the state is still the main provider or funder, it relies increasingly on ‘market mechanisms’, for example contractual relations between state and institutions, competition among providers for resources, and external assessment of ‘outputs’ which means the results or impact of what universities do, in particular teaching and research. The new terminology speaks of price and competition, inputs and outputs, resources, cost and benefits, demand and supply, provider and customer, consumers and investors, quality control and accountability. Education, and post-secondary education especially are increasingly seen as matters for markets. Formal post-secondary education becomes a service, commercialized and traded across national borders. This volume on changing relationship between state and market, contains, besides an introductory analytic overview of the issues, accounts from different countries, regions, and thematic perspectives. Chapter authors describe and analyze government reforms and other developments that have directly or indirectly affected this relationship. Although the geographical focus is on North America, especially Mexico, South East Asia and Europe, the phenomenon is not limited to these regions and countries but worldwide.

State and Market in Victorian Britain

War, Welfare and Capitalism

Author: Martin J. Daunton

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843833833

Category: History

Page: 341

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Traces the effects and consequences of radical economic change, moral, social, and fiscal, in the Victorian period.

Identities, State and Markets

Looking at Social Change in Latin America

Author: José Havet

Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press


Category: History

Page: 268

View: 6436